2023 Synod Assembly
1st June 2023 @ 02:00 pm to 3rd June 2023 @ 02:30 pm
100 Conference Center Dr, East Peoria, IL, 61611, United States
The 2023 Central/Southern Illinois Synod Assembly will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 via Zoom and June 1-3, 2023, in person at the Embassy Suites, East Peoria.
Registrations after March 1 include a $25 per person late fee. In the event that a registered voting member is unable to participate, they may be replaced by contacting the synod office as soon as possible.
Register online via the link below or with the printable form.
Thursday Evening Festival Worship
Synod Assembly Festival Worship will be held at 8:00 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 6001 North University Street, Peoria. The worship offering is designated for ministries of our companion synods in the Malagasy Lutheran church in Madagascar.
Festival worship is open to all regardless of registration for Synod Assembly.
June 1-3: Sessions 2-6 in person at East Peoria
At these sessions, the assembly will elect a new bishop; elect nominees to open positions; approve the synod’s 2024 budget; and receive reports from committees, agencies, and the churchwide organization.
Sign-in begins at 12:00 PM on Thursday, June 1; a voting member orientation session will be held at 1:30 PM for first-time voters and anyone that wishes for a refresher.
Required documents, including proposed budget and reports, will be available at CSIS-ELCA.org by Monday, May 1.
There will be breakout sessions; information will be available at a later date.
Voting Member Information
In addition to the number of voting members allotted to your congregation based on number of members, each congregation may include a voting member who is a youth or young adult (21 or younger) who is a confirmed member of that congregation. Please contact the synod office (firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-753-7915) for more details.
All ministers rostered in the Central/Southern Illinois Synod (Word and Sacrament, Word and Service) that are active, retired, on leave from call, or serving in specialized ministry are voting members.
Each voting member must register with their own email address and have an internet-connected device (smartphone, tablet, laptop) at ALL sessions.
The 2023 Synod Assembly will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, 100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria. Hotel rooms at the Embassy Suites are sold out. Find rooms nearby. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the voting member, visitor, and/or their congregation.
Attendees of the Central/Southern Illinois Synod Assembly and its related events may appear in photographs that will used publicly, such as in promotional materials. Registrants are also signing up to receive the synod’s bi-weekly newsletter, which may be opted out of at any time.